Wow, last night I had the time of my life!
Witnessing real cowboys on real bulls without commericals has to be one of the best experiences I've had yet!!
This has been a goal of mine for over twelve years; to go to an official PBR event. (Professional Bull Riders)
Finally one came close to home, and with only two days to purchase tickets, I wasn't expecting a decent seat. Surprise!
We weren't that far from the shutes and although we were far up in the bleachers, it wasn't like we were seeing ants. We had a perfect view of the bulls, the cowboys and arena.
The only drawback was that my camera's zoom didn't have the best picture taking ability from so high up. But I'll share with you some of my excitement.
I didn't know what to expect. Would my asthma kick up because of animal dander and/or hay?
Would it smell? The answers to both is NO. I was able to enjoy the experience in fine form. Not so fine a form as the bullriders, though. *grin*
Live PBR vs. TV.
Live has AWESOME music tracks,
Intermission entertainment called KISS CAM - where anyone showing up on the Big Screen had to smooch for the camera *wink* --(no, I didn't get the opportunity),
You get to see what the cowboys do after the camera swings away from them.
Live has instant playback just like football.
Live has the additional entertainment of the crowd and their antics. (I'll get to THAT later)
Live has the Bulls - close up and personal. There's a lot of power in those beasts and you really appreciate them when you are that up close and personal. Of course, no where NEAR as close as the bullriders get.
TV has commercials.
Edited comments and views.TV has you remotely viewing without getting the full effect.
I vote for FULL EFFECT everytime. Whenever PBR comes back into my neck of the woods, I'm going back. Live is much, much better.
How do you prod a recalcitrant bull to go back into the pens?
That's why there's always a guy on a horse with a rope.
Is that horse called a Palomino?
The thing I liked about this event or any PBR event is that the bull has a chance against man. The bull fighting in Spain only has one outcome for the bull. I'm uncomfortable with that.